Omega Caliber 1260
|Base Caliber||ESA 9164|
|Tuning Fork Frequency||300 Hz|
|Functions||Day and date|
|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland|
Omega caliber 1260 tuning fork movement from an Electronic F300 Hz wristwatch. Designed by Max Hetzel, this movement began production in 1972.
Although this tuning fork movement was designated by Omega as a caliber 1260, the base movement is an ESA (Ebauches S.A) 9164 found in several other watches from Baume et Mercier, Eterna, Longines, Tissot, etc.
The ESA 9164 features a day and date. Caliber ESA 9162 (Omega caliber 1250) has a date only.
The Accutron, an electromechanical watch developed by Max Hetzel and manufactured by Bulova beginning in 1960, used a 360 hertz steel tuning fork powered by a battery as its timekeeping element. The fork allowed it to achieve greater accuracy than conventional balance wheel watches. The humming sound of the tuning fork could be heard when the watch was held to the ear. –wikipedia